Katie Gilbert

Attorney

KATIE GILBERT

I started my career in family law over 10 years ago, and my professional and personal experiences have taught me the importance of ending a marriage with as much dignity as possible. Prior to joining Rech Law, I practiced with a family law firm in Charlotte.

I am a native Charlottean and a graduate of Charlotte School of Law, where I graduated in the top ten percent of my class. During law school, I worked in a family advocacy clinic, where I had the opportunity to represent parents whose children were in Department of Social Services’ custody. I also interned with the Mecklenburg County Family Court Administrator’s Office, the Honorable Louis A. Trosch, Jr., and in the Legal Department for Matthews-based Family Dollar, Inc., and volunteered with the Mecklenburg County Self-Serve Center.

Prior to attending law school, I was a legal assistant to a family law practitioner for almost seven years. I also volunteered for the Mecklenburg County Guardian ad litem program for over two years. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Queens University of Charlotte where I majored in American Political Science and was named Political Science Student of the Year. While at Queens, I was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jon, and our Labrador retriever mix, Sawyer. I also volunteer with the Yancey County Humane Society and the Humane Society of Charlotte. I enjoy local politics and working on political campaigns.

Practice Philosophy

I am passionate about my clients and believe in a holistic approach to family law. I recognize that, for most clients, this is one of the most difficult and stressful times they will ever go through. I strive to get to know clients on a personal level so that I fully understand their situation. I am practical with my advice, and hope to help clients make decisions that make the most sense for their specific situation.

Education

  • J.D., Charlotte School of Law, Cum Laude
  • B.A., Queens University of Charlotte, Magna Cum Laude
  • Olympic High School

Bar Admissions

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Domestic Bar Section
  • Mecklenburg County Family Court Task Force
  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • Humane Society of Charlotte Young Affiliated Professionals